If you’re planning a cabinet painting project for your kitchen, bathroom, or other storage cabinets on your property, choosing a finish is an important step. Trico Painting is proud to offer a range of cabinet finishes, including glaze finish.

What is a Glaze Finish?

A glaze cabinet finish is achieved by applying a semi-transparent color over cabinets that have already been painted or stained. After the semi-transparent color is applied, it is wiped off all flat surfaces by hand. This process creates a darkened highlight along cabinet corners and profiles.

When Should I Choose a Glaze Finish?

As with any cabinet paint or finish, deciding whether or not to choose a glaze finish is a matter of personal preference and taste. But there are unique stylistic results that you can achieve with a glaze finish. It’s a great fit if you’re looking for any of the following results with your cabinet painting project:

  • Darker Hues: If you like dark, rich hues, glazing cabinets darken their final appearance slightly, which is ideal for people who enjoy bringing out the darker notes in their paint colors or wood finishes.
  • Highlighting Details: If your cabinet doors have interesting detail, glaze finishes accentuate such details well, due to the darkened highlight effect that’s achieved after applying the finish.
  • Hand-Painted Look: If you want your cabinets to have a hand-painted, or brush-stroked look, glaze finishes help you get beautiful results.

You may have heard of glaze accent finishes while researching your cabinet finishing options. These finishes have similar benefits to standard glaze finishes, with important differences.

  • Glaze accent finishes accentuate details with a crisper appearance than the hand-brushed look.
  • A glaze accent finish doesn’t darken the base finish.

What Other Options Do I Have?

If glaze finishes don’t seem like the best fit for your kitchen, bathroom, or storage cabinets, don’t worry! You have a lot of options when it comes to cabinet finishing and repainting.

Along with glaze finishes, Trico Painting offers:

  • Antique
  • Staining
  • Acrylic (Modified Alkyd Enamel) Paint Finish
    • Satin
    • Semi-gloss
  • Benjamin Moore Advance
  • Clear Coat Finishes & Stains

What Can I Expect from My Cabinet Finishing Project?

If you’ve noticed wear and tear has damaged your cabinets, or if they just look tired and dated, cabinet refinishing can take things up a notch. It can give you a kitchen, bathroom or storage room that looks brand new without cabinet rebuilding that could come with a hefty price tag. There’s no need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on rebuilds and total overhauls. Paint and finishes are a powerful thing!

Here’s what you can expect when you call Trico for cabinet finishing:

  1. Your Vision: We’ll talk about the look you want your home or HOA property cabinets to look, and the impact you want them to have as a feature of the room.
  2. Your Budget and Timeline: We’ll get clear on the budget and timeline for your cabinet painting project. No unpleasant surprises: just transparency and integrity.
  3. Professional-Grade Products: Your cabinets will be painted, primed, finished, and refinished with professional-grade products that are designed for beauty, toughness, and longevity.
  4. Surface Care and Preparation: We are passionate about the natural beauty and strength of cabinets we paint, stain and refinish. So we are committed to surface care, repair, and preparation. We will make sure cabinets, including doors and drawers, are smooth, sturdy, and ready to receive paint.
  5. Priming: Primers add to the smooth results everyone wants from any painting work done on their property.
  6. Paints and Stains: After primers are applied, it’s time for paints or stains to go on your cabinets. If you’re not sure which to choose, we can recommend a paint or finish that enhances your surface and its character.
  7. Drying: Proper drying is critical to getting great results from cabinet painting. We’ll be sure paint dries completely before reinstalling cabinets so they look as fantastic as possible.
  8. Reinstallation: Once cabinets are dried, it’s time to reinstall doors, drawers, and fixtures so you can get back to enjoying your kitchen, bathroom, or property storage.

If you like the look of glazed cabinets and you’re ready to upgrade your cabinetry, we’re ready to get to work. We help you dream big for any home interior painting projects. Contact us for your cabinet finishing estimate to get started today!